Microsoft officials had a “one more thing” surprise for web-app users during the opening day of its virtual Ignite 2020 conference on Sept. 22. In a demonstration of Microsoft Lists, Microsoft Corporate Vice President Jeff Teper showed off “Project Nucleus,” new technology that Microsoft plans to make part of Lists information-tracking app later this year and likely other apps as well.
Project Nucleus is sync plumbing that Microsoft ultimately plans to add to some, if not all, of its Microsoft 365 OneDrive and SharePoint web apps and SharePoint portals. Nucleus enables data availability regardless of internet speed or size of the data stored by an app. As officials said during a session about Microsoft Lists, “no synchronous round trips are needed for filtering, sorting or scrolling,” and large lists will work without throttling with the addition of Nucleus technology. All changes made to content offline will automatically sync once internet
The pandemic caused drastic travel restrictions and non-essential business closures, driving seismic shifts in how and where consumers spend their money. Consumers had no choice but to turn to the digital channel as brick-and-mortar stores and restaurants closed during the height of outbreaks. These shifts brought several consumers online for the first time and caused existing e-commerce users to increase their online shopping frequency.
In order to understand the degree to which connected consumers have shifted toward the digital channel during the COVID-19 pandemic, Euromonitor International analyzed results from two global consumer surveys* with a fielding difference of nine weeks between early January to late March.
Nearly every category highlighted in the chart below recorded a double-digit increase in the percentage of connected consumers making digital purchases between the two fielding timeframes.